Saturday, June 20, 2009

The smallest four passenger car

Toyota has launched the Toyota IQ which is considered the worlds smallest four passenger car. This car is primarily targeted for the European market. Its about 9.8 ft in length and about 4.9 ft in height.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

TVS Apache 180 RTR High Performance

TVS has unleashed a new high performance bike of the Apache RTR (Racing Throttle Response) 180. The new ARE website of TVS features galleries of stunts and gimmicks done on this bike. Check out the new ARE website. This is similar to Bajaj's move on the Stunt Mania. Here ARE stands for Apache Racing Experience.

The 180 RTR sports some latest cool features now. As days pass by the manufacturers come up with new things to spice up the existing models in the market to meet customer expectations. The Bull Horn Grab Rails and the Air Scoops are some noted features of the Apache RTR. The latest features I like is the removeable rear mud guard. This was done to give the bike the superbike look. But Apache is too small and style like this might not suite it quite well. However it is a great feature.

And yes! The bike now comes in white color. The black and white combo looks great but I think it is best suited for the traffic policemen and not for aaam aadmi!
Have a look at their website for more information.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

GM looking at Rs 2L mini car

Though General Motors is entering the stage of seeking brankrupcy protection from the U.S governmnt, it still has some plans for India. Don't worry, this is not another Tata Nano on streets now but rather another strategy for the company to sustain itself in the market.

At a price tag of less than 2 lakh the company was looking at developing a car that would be positioned below the 'Spark' mini car. Besides India it would also be sold in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and China.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Why don't Indian bikes have a under seat box?

Be it TVS Apache or Bajaj Pulsar or any other 4 stroke cool bikes we have on road in India; there is one thing I am quiet not clear with. Why don't these bikes have a under seat box for storage?

It's quiet obvious that the seat box comes as an accessory, but hey, it is a matter of convenience. The seat box is very uncomfortable for a pillion rider and it spoils the beauty of the vehicle too.

Do humans really lack ideas? I am saying this because I enjoy travelling in my Honda Dio. I also have a TVS Apache. Nah! it's not about speed, but the sexy space that the vehicle has is just amazing. When it rains for instance I can simply dump all my gadgets and items inside that huge under seat box and happily get myself drenched. But imagine doing this on TVS Apache or Pulsar and you have to sacrifice something.

The seat we have in TVS Apache, Doh! Such a weird thing to do just to remove it. First you have to remove the box to the side of the bike, then pull that string and then the WHOLE DAMN SEAT POPS OUT. And if you pull the string hard, you end up having the string in your hand. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! cheap isn't? I would have replaced the string with a pivot just like in Dio. Simple as that.

I would be happy to know any other bike which has some good seat box which comes with the bike and not as an accessory. Give your say on this and I would be happy to know.